James Wan’s Aquaman is assembling its cast, and Amber Heard is in consideration to play Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. While Aquaman is still two plus years away from its 2018 release, Mera and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will certainly make an appearance Justice League prior to the standalone film.
Heard, most recently seen in Magic Mike XXL and The Danish Girl, is closing in on the Mera role according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mera is the future Queen of Atlantis and the ruler of Xebel, as well as Aquaman’s love interest in the comics. Amber Heard is a solid fit for the role, though we still aren’t sure what sort of tone Aquaman will aim for in the big-screen adaptation.
There are currently two scripts being worked on for Aquaman. One is from The Conjuring 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson. Justice League: Part One is slated for a November 17, 2017 release, and we still have big-screen films for The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Suicide Squad ahead of Aquaman; not to mention March’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.